Monday , 21 August 2017

Baby & Toddler

‘A disaster from start to finish’: Mother’s fury after her baby is left with a scar from her ear to her eye after she was SLICED open during her C-section delivery

A baby has been scarred for life after a surgeon sliced open the girl’s head as she was being born. Emma Edwards’ daughter Karmen was left with a one-and-a-half-inch scar between her eye and her ear after she was delivered by Caesarean section in June. Her distraught mother, 21, had to wait 24 hours for a plastic surgeon to travel …

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I Dry-Nurse My Granddaughter, And I Don’t Care What You Think

She was inconsolable. I tried everything. After raising four children and step-mothering an additional four, I had foolishly considered myself an expert, but nothing in my bag of tricks was working. And to top it off, my 2-month-old granddaughter’s uncontrollable sobbing set off my 1-year-old. Ten minutes prior, everything was fine. Now the two were crying in unison while I …

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Hepatitis B jab to be added to routine immunisations of UK babies

From 1 August 2017, all babies born in the UK will be offered the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations, in an effort to prevent viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Babies across the UK are already offered the 5-in-1 jab to protect them against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infections known as …

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You’ll be shocked by this bad breastfeeding advice

As if breastfeeding wasn’t a big enough challenge, lots of mums have to deal with outdated and incorrect advice about feeding their babies too. Mums in our popular breastfeeding group recently shared some of the worst tips they’ve been given, and we were shocked by what we read. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, so if you’re unsure about what you’ve been told …

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The Special Bond Between Boys And Their Mamas

Our first two kids were girls, which was perfectly fine by me. I loved my girls. I understood girls. Girls were my jam. When we found out our third baby was a boy, I freaked a little inside. What was I going to do with a boy? I worried that I wasn’t going to understand him. Worse, I worried that …

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Canadian Baby Becomes First To Not Be Assigned Sex At Birth

Baby in British Columbia possibly the first to not be assigned a sex at birth While only on this earth for eight months, a baby born in Canada is already making history. The infant who was born in November is believed to be the first baby in the world to receive a health document that doesn’t specify female or male. …

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Why Women Are Criticizing This Dove Ad About Breastfeeding

An ad from Dove that ran in the U.K. has many people up in arms. In April, the company announced it was launching a new Baby Dove range of products. Dove promoted the line around the idea that it encourages parents to “trust their way.” One ad includes a photo of a crying baby and reads, “40% are for feeding him when …

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Delaying Vaccines Increases Risks—with No Added Benefits

Some parents delay vaccines out of a misinformed belief that it’s safer, but that decision actually increases the risk of a seizure after vaccination and leaves children at risk for disease longer   Concerns about vaccine safety have led up to 40 percent of parents in the U.S. to delay or refuse some vaccines for their children in hopes of avoiding rare …

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